Apple to remove Twitter, Facebook login integration from iOS 11

Angelica Greene
June 9, 2017

Apple is positioning HomePod more as an audio device than a smart home interface, said Jonathan Collins, a research director at ABI Research.

The moves announced Monday escalate Apple's technological battle of wits with Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook. The application will fall shy of uncovering iOS' file system to the degree that the macOS file system is uncovered; nonetheless, an iOS file manager could be a sought after for a long time by many users, and any application that has this kind of functionality could be an appreciated advancement. But for users who just need the basics or want the versatility of Apple's tools, the new iPad Pro may be enough.

iOS 11 features a swag of iPad only features, including a new Files app, a new dock, and new drag-and-drop features to enable better multitasking and sharing between apps.

The main issue Apple faces is that its Siri platform is very powerful but isn't deployed in the smartest way from a consumer's point of view. The iOS 11 beta is now available to developers, but the public version will not arrive until later this year when Apple refreshes the iPhone lineup.

The Cupertino company has added detailed mall and airport floor plans to the Maps app.

Irrespective of the fact that Siri is going to be the baked-in expert musicologist for the HomePod, Apple's personal assistant will be upgraded in iOS 11.

The HomePod is expected to ship in December to the U.S., U.K., and Australia.

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Lastly, The 12-inch Macbook which also got the Kaby Lake processors and 50 percent faster SSDs is priced at Rs 1,09,900 for the 256GB SSD variant and Rs 1,34,900 for the 512GB SSD model. The research firm eMarketer says than 35 million people in the US are expected to use a voice-activated speaker at least once a month this year, more than double its estimate from last year. It sounds like many other people didn't bother with it, either. That's especially important because people are starting to access information, entertainment and search in a more "pervasive" way that's less dependent on smartphones, he said.

A prototype of Apple's new HomePod is displayed during the 2017 Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) at the San Jose Convention Center on June 5, 2017 in San Jose, California.

At its annual developer meet, Apple introduced latest versions of Apple smartwatch software, named watchOS 4, Mac OS High Sierra, and even briefly talked about its tvOS.

The free software, iOS 11, is expected in September, when Apple typically releases new iPhones.

Mohr was coy about a forthcoming YEAY app for Apple TV, a device that hasn't yet gotten as much love from the e-commerce world.

Apple also introduced to developers a new AR kit that it believes will make the company a leader in the augmented reality domain.

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